Responsible design: tortoise color variations shine

The chic finishes of the most advanced sustainable materials continue to surprise this year. We found three unique turtle-inspired options that we’d be happy to use!

In glasses, the elegant tortoise tones are no longer the exclusive preserve of virgin acetate. Forward-thinking eyewear makers who have embraced genuine sustainable materials are creating frames in classic tortoise colors or varieties of the coloration, which have their own unique qualities and beautiful color intensities and transparencies. At Mykita, a company that has switched to sustainable Eastman Acetate Renew across its collection portfolio, models like Davu in Zanzibar color represent the cutting edge of design in Eastman material that is said to be strong and durable. in addition to having a good finish and a lot of potential for creative color.Above: Mykita’s Davu frame in the attractive Zanzibar colorway –www.mykita.com

Handmade in Italy: Malta by Sea2see – a ‘sustainable sea’ cat eye with glossy finish, produced from marine waste

Model Malta is a new style from Sea2see, the company that collects and transforms recycled marine plastic into a material called UPSEA™PLAST which is suitable for the production of high quality frames with a variety of colors and contemporary finishes. Its most recent collection, which also includes marine-inspired colours, demonstrates that the material is versatile and adaptable, as well as having practical qualities of lightness, resistance and comfort. Sea2see is one of the few optical companies now BCorp certified, meaning it meets particular standards for social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. The company also operates its own non-profit foundation and waste collection operation in Ghana.www.sea2see.org /www.sea2seefoundation.org

Debbie of Paradigm in Liquid Marble, a variation on the pattern in multiple translucent brown tones

Paradigm’s latest collection features modern boxy Debbie styling in a choice of colours. The frame is made from ISCC-certified recycled acetate and offers an attractive modern take on color and design.

TVR advert 2021 linked to the TVR website
MOREL par Jean Nouvel
Oliver Goldsmith

To further support their mission of sustainability, the producers of the Paradigm collection, Kenmark Eyewear, have pledged to donate 20% of the sales of their Sid, Debbie and Seymour in Ginkgo models from this collection to ‘Cool Earth‘ 8217; to help fight the climate crisis.www.kenmarkeyewear.com /



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